Thank you to Royal Greenwich Parks and Open Spaces for the 2000 free bulbs given to FSP in November. And to Woodlands Trust for the shrub saplings.
They are all planted at last, thanks to the efforts of a select team of members on the last Saturday of January.
Thank you Zena, Paul and Clive (photographer).
Kris – Management Committee
The intrepid Peter and Keith of Parks and Open Spaces tree gang managed to clear out the bird boxes along Dothill path mid February ready for new tenants. However housing is at a premium for the moment because three of the boxes had been seriously vandalised by parakeets and/or squirrels. Hard to tell.
These were taken down and will be replaced. Eight of the boxes had been inhabited, the same as last season. But not the same boxes…hmmm
Battling the increasing chilly wind they re-positioned the 6 bat boxes that had been refurbished. You’ll spot them roughly in the same area as before. Many thanks to Clive who re-roofed the bat boxes and Peter and Keith for their expertise and ladder!
The undergrowth is winning!
Below you’ll see the events planned, so far, and we hope they whet your appetite to get outdoors in the Park!
Spring has sprung and so have loads of brambles around the Park! Meet on the Dothill path near the nature reserve entrance gate…
Thank you very much to everyone who turned out for bulb planting. The weather was kind and we managed to find homes for all 1000 crocuses and 1000 native daffodils. After scientifically considering the light, drainage, views – and if we could manage to get a trowel or spade into the ground – we planted in several areas which will be revealed this spring.
It’s all hands to the pump – or the secateurs – for bramble clearing from 10am to 11am this Saturday.
Meet at the Garland Road entrance to Dothill. Wear long sleeves, sturdy shoes and bring your gloves and secateurs.
Meet at the crossroad of Dothill and the Green Chain walk from 11am -12 noon for ‘Bramble bashing’ and initiating the new hedge trimmer. Bring your own gloves, secateurs and loppers to help reclaim the circular path through the Nature Reserve.